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NFL rumors: Patriots to visit with potential first-round pick Kaleb McGary

NFL rumors: Patriots to visit with potential first-round pick Kaleb McGary

The New England Patriots figure to be in the mix for an offensive lineman (or two) in the 2019 NFL Draft, so it's not too surprising they are among the many teams expected to work out and/or visit with Washington offensive tackle Kaleb McGary in the near future.

McGary could be a late first-round pick, so it's certainly possible he'll be available when the Patriots are on the clock at No. 32 overall. The Patriots also have two second- and three third-round picks in the 2019 draft.

The former Huskies star is listed at 6-foot-7 and 317 pounds. He played right tackle for Washington in 2018 and was named to the Pac-12 all-conference team.

The Patriots lost offensive tackle Trent Brown to the Oakland Raiders in NFL free agency. Brown's likely replacement, Isaiah Wynn, didn't play as a rookie last season because of a torn Achilles. Beefing up the talent and depth at the tackle spots should be a priority for Bill Belichick in the draft. McGary has the size and talent to be a good fit on New England's offensive line.

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Tom Brady wields machete while riding horse to 'Old Town Road' song in new Twitter video

Tom Brady wields machete while riding horse to 'Old Town Road' song in new Twitter video

The Lil Nas X song "Old Town Road" is one of the biggest music hits of the year, and it made an appearance in Tom Brady's latest social media video.

The New England Patriots quarterback posted a video to Twitter (and his Instagram story) on Thursday of him riding a horse while the popular song plays in the background.

If you were wondering if the tool in Brady's right hand was a machete, you were right.

Brady is on vacation with his family enjoying some valuable personal time before Patriots training camp begins next week at Gillette Stadium. 

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The six-time Super Bowl champion will turn 42 on Aug. 3, but his passion for the game remains as strong as it's ever been.

UPDATE (1:45 p.m. ET): Is a Brady-themed "Old Town Road" remix in the cards??

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Did Julian Edelman get these Patriots, Lion King animal comparisons right?

Did Julian Edelman get these Patriots, Lion King animal comparisons right?

We'll be honest: There's not much happening in the NFL world right now.

That may explain why Julian Edelman went on social media Thursday and, in an apparent promotion for Disney's reboot of The Lion King, recast several New England Patriots players (and his coach) as animals.

Let's break it down, shall we?

Tom Brady: Goat
This one's a layup. Bonus points for the eye black.

Edelman: Squirrel
Edelman has long said his favorite nickname is "The Squirrel," so this is another obvious one.

Matthew Slater: Cheetah
An older, wiser animal also would have worked here, but New England's special teams ace does have blazing speed. And those glasses are a nice touch.

James White: Rabbit
This one fits pretty well, as the shifty running back is similarly hard to catch.

Dont'a Hightower: Rhino
The Patriots linebacker certainly has the strength of a rhino, but we'd like to think he's a bit more fleet of foot. 

Bill Belichick: The Owl
Belichick's wisdom makes him a natural choice for the owl, although opponents might peg the Patriots head coach as Scar instead.

There you have it. Overall, not a bad effort from Edelman ... and Hightower and White seem to agree.

If you’re looking for actual football news, you only have to wait one more week, as Patriots training camp begins July 25 at Gillette Stadium.

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